As a Volunteer


Denby Dale Community Project is now a registered charity (No. 1155111).  The project has gained a lot of momentum recently with the project team working with members of Kirklees Council staff on:-

  • The legal agreement to transfer the land and existing building
  • The library service agreement

We have also been working with:

  • Alyson Ronan, of Ronan Developments to obtain planning permission for the new building design
  • Our project managers, Aedas, to create a detailed specification for the new building, so that we can firm-up the offers of support from local businesses

Our current activity is all about fund raising to close the gap needed to construct the building. You can see the book ‘thermometer’ that will chart our progress towards our funding target, created by pupils at Scissett Middle School and now installed outside the library.


We need your help!

Are you interested in helping out at the library?

For us to maintain the standard of service and ensure that health and safety standards are maintained, volunteers are required to support the library staff.

Volunteering can be as much or as little as you wish to offer.  There are 3 phases to the project which will need different levels of volunteering.

In Phase 1 volunteers will be needed to ensure the member of library staff is not in the building alone. No training is necessary – you would just need to be there for a couple of hours a week – probably at a time when you already visit the library. Phase 1 will continue until the existing building is demolished.

In Phase 2, which covers the period of the temporary library whilst building takes place, again, we are looking for someone to just be present at the same time as the member of library staff.

Phase 3 is the completion of the new building. We are looking to organise a range of volunteers to help the library staff with all aspects of the library.  For example, this could be: as a Library Host, helping customers get the most from their library; as a Children’s and Young People’s Volunteer, helping with reading activities such as ‘Read and Rhyme time’; or as a Computer Volunteer, helping out with IT inquiries.